Friday, 22 November 2013

Double Christmas Day

 Hi bloggers! It's Friday and that means another double day for you!  Today we have Father Christmas for the first card and a 3D tree for the second one.  My Santa card is fairly straight forward.  I used a piece of decorative paper from my stash with a tartan feel to it for a wide border strip on the left side.  I attached it to a larger piece of white card that I stamped one of my sentiments on to in the upper corner.  Next I stamped Santa in a Black Archival ink pad and coloured him with pencils.  To give his beard, moustache and hat a 3D look, I used some white liquid applique and heated it.  I fussy cur him and mounted him on a large label shape then matted it with the next size up in red.  I drew some faux stitching lines with a thin lined black pen.  I stamped the other sentiment (both are from the JustRite set called  Holiday Magic)and cut it into a forked tag and attached it below my label shape.  I used a white gel pen to add dots all the way around both of them to give them a whimsical look.  I cut some of the holly die from Heartfelt Creations and added some iced snow to the leaves.  I added flatback pearls that I had coloured red with a marker for berries.  I tucked it under a white messy bow tied from seam binding.  A small pearl embellishment finished off the centre of the bow.  I matted the entire piece with a thin red mat before finishing with a double white pierced mat.  Isn't he handsome? LOL  Finished dimensions are 7" x 81/2" in size.  Scroll down to see the second card.









On the other side of the spectrum, we have an elegant 3D Christmas tree card.  I started with a piece of milk coloured card and stamped my sentiment with a clear perfect medium pad in the bottom centre of it.  I embossed just the upper part with the Wild Poinsettia folder by Couture Creations.  I did this twice as I needed a wider background piece for my card.  I tied a bit of seam binding around the card at the bottom of the embossed area.  I tied a messy bow and added one of the antique gold buttons as an embellishment and attached it to the side.  Next I created a background for my focal element by stamping the pine branch from Heartfelt Creations using a clear perfect medium on soft gold card.  I heat embossed it with gold powder for a tone on tone look and cut it out with the large label die shape. I did a slightly larger mat out of milk card with the larger label die.   Out of milk card, I cut out four of the Tree banner die from HFC.  I carefully scored them all down the middle and folded them.  I glued them back to back to create my 3D Christmas tree and glued the two outside halves to my gold background piece.  I finished the card with a double mat out of milk card and used the Cosmic Shimmer pearl PVA glue to create dots all the way around the edge.  Finished dimensions are 7" x 8 1/2" in size.  I hope that will keep you going with Christmas ideas for awhile!  All for now, Sue x












154 comments:

Pam said...

I am loving all these lovely card treats. Today 2 great cards, love Santa's beard but No 2 is gorgeous and my favourite today

Sonia Jones said...

WOW 2 great cards and so different. I love the Father Christmas one but that Christmas tree is stunning. Love them both hugs Sonia x

CraftyAnn said...

These cards are stunning but a big thank you for reminding me about last years' Christmas tree die that came with two bauble dies. I made similar cards to your tree design card last year and I have, until now forgotten about the tree. I think you know what I Will be doing today - thanks for jogging my memory.
Take care

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue wow both these cards are gorgeous and so different. Have a great day. Love Jackie

Debby Berry said...

Sue,
I love the Santa. I hope to finish my holiday cards within the next week, thanks for these lovely inspirational cards.

Jan.moogie said...

Love these cards Sue, the Father Christmas one is so cheery and colourful. Whilst the Christmas tree card is so so elegant and stunning. Thanks for sharing.xx

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue
thank you love both of them, one for the children one for the adults beautiful. Take care Kitty

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Two great cards, both gorgeous in their own way. I love the 3d effect of F C's beard, I have some puff paint(same type of thing as the liquid applique) and I will be using it now, thanks for the idea. The tree is lovely, very effective, but easy to do. Keep 'em coming Sue. Have a good weekend. Say Hi to your Mom. Take care.

Pearl said...

Morning Sue, great cards today, love the christmas tree card and the other is good for the kids, another great twofer day!

Craftihappiness to you all, love from Pearl

auscrafts said...

two lovely christmas cards ,love the santa one

tracy w said...

Hi sue
Both christmas cards are stunning love the christmas tree one that's my favourite one thank you for two cards Tracy w x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Sue, two wonderful cards today, Santa though I really love, the design is fab and love how you have 3D him, especially his beard.

Christmas tree is also lovely, great design, Kate x

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
What a beautiful way to finish the week - today's gifts are both gorgeous but for me Santa wins today. He is such a jolly fellow and such wonderful colouring he just makes me smile. For a contemporary feel the Christmas Tree would fit anyone's wish list.
Janet x

Rose in Chester said...

Good morning Sue,
Two very different cards, but both equally gorgeous. Wouldn't know which one to pick - if I have time, I shall make them (or similar) both.
The Xmas tree will have to be done with the SB die, I did a couple last year and was most pleased with them.
Hugs, Rose

Rachel Taylor said...

Oh wow Sue ! They are so different and so clever ! I love tbe 3D beard !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, two great cards today, I can't really choose between , I love Santa's beard, I know I have got some of that applique somewhere. Have a great weekend.

Love Rosemarie xx

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, love both cards, but the tree is my favourite although I do love Santa's beard and the traditional feel of the card. Bx

Carole Z said...

Two super cards, but especially love the tree and you have inspired me to get my tree die out and use it! Carole Z X

sonja_w said...

Love the cards, but Santa is no doubt my favourite . I love that cheerful image and traditional colours. X

Sandra B. said...

Hi Sue, 2 stunning cards and so different. Keep crafting.

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, I am loving all the Christmassy cards, great inspiration, and I am trying lots and lots of them. These two today are gorgeous, as always, and I will be giving these a go, although I don't have all the components, but I can improvise ha ha. Keep them coming, Sue.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol edwards said...

Hi Sue beautiful cards and thanks for the inspiration. I have the Santa stamp and have made a card and a canvas from it, he does look cute and rather old time. Love the use of tree on second card. Please keep sending more Christmas card ideas as still have lots to do x

Cameeli said...

Hi Sue
WOW, WOW, WOW!! absolutely delightful and two cards I now know what I am making for my nephew.
Have a great day!!
Cameeli cxx

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are stunning, love the Santa and the tree is so elegant this could be an idea for the cards I don't have to post.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - love the tree - it's a Must Try! Never heard of applique but like the effect it has on santa!
Rgs
Clare W

Heather Rogers said...

Love the Father Christmas this such a beautiful stamp I have used it a lot this year and I too have used the Liquid Applique it is great for this sort of thing and foam on water and clouds.

Second card is great also Sue. have a good weekend.

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Rosie said...

My favourite is the second one. Love the tree and the colours.

Jackie Durrant said...

Good morning Sue, two such different cards but for me it is the Christmas tree one which stands out. I don't know what it is about pictures of Father Christmas but they give me a spooky feeling...strange I know. Have one or two special cards to make this weekend so the tree effect is one I will incorporate so thank you for the idea, love from Jackie D

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Plenty of ideas to try. I love the pearls made into berries and the white dots added to the sentiment, also the 3d tree.
2 beautiful cards.
Thank you for sharing.
Veronique L

Debs A said...

Morning Sue what stunning cards i cant choose between them they are both equally as stunning. I have this stamp and used it for the first time yesterday and it stamps beautifully. So today im going to have ago at the tree one. I just hope it comes out as good as yours. Look forward to see what you have for us tomorrow. Take care Sue xx

Debs A

Anonymous said...

Morning Mrs W and Wsonettes. Thanks for 2 really lovely cards today. Ive had a lie in ! This continuing card making and gift bag making is exhausting me, from daybreak to sundown and beyond Im non stop, hope its worth it or I'll be lumbered with goodness knows how many cards (still not finished gift bags) ! Im shattered.
Anyway, I can see in my minds eye the huge smile in any child's face when they receive the Santa card, I imagin members of your family Sue must have boxes and boxes of saved cards you have made them over the years, wow Wilsonettes, can you imagin all those Wilson cards, heaven : ) I love the 2nd card too, I just wonder how it would survive in the post, I know you'd pad out a good sturdy made box, but Id be on tenderhooks. I have a 3D bauble die - (not a SB die unfortunatly) I inherited it Tuesday and Im just thinking maybe when the craft market is over, and life becomes less stressful, then I can start MY Christmas cards and improvise with what I have.

Oh well ladies, hope you all have a lovely day whatever your plans are. Sending love and hugs to all of you.

Lancashire Steph xx

Anonymous said...

Dear Sue WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning both cards! I love everything about the two of them....you are so inspirational! Thank you for everything Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Jacqui oakes-alcock said...

Two great cards Sue.

Sam Smithard said...

Morning Sue,
What a great day Friday is we get Two Cards from yourself and always what Stunning Cards you have shared with us, I make Cards for P.D.S.A. So I've been busy making Christmas Cards for them, and now the really Special Cards for my Friends, so the ideas you share I just love please keep them coming!
I love The Father Christmas Card he's fun some say for children, but I would love to receive this, I love the Tartan paper you have used from your stash, this Father Christmas is such a jolly looking one Love his Beard and the Fur around the trim on his hat! love the messy bow as always, and the Pearl embellishment.
Then there's number two and what a Stunner we have here, I've got The Spellbinder Christmas Die from last year, that I'd put in my box with my Baubles and Snowflakes Dies, so I was going to use it in someway did you do something very similar to this last year! I really think the Poinsettia Embossing looks Fabulous, then the Beautiful Sentiment at bottom of Card, I love how you have stamped the Pine Branch and heat embossed creating the tone on tone look for your background to your Tree, I love how you have used the small Pearls to create a Star at top of your Tree, truly Stunning as always.
Love from Sam x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow these are fab. Loving that 3D tree

Anonymous said...

Well, two very different cards, Sue - the first ho ho ho and the second oh oh oh! Santa very jolly with his appliqued hair and beard, but do like the elegance of the tree card.

'P' in Wales

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
Two very different but beautiful cards you've treated us to today. I love using liquid appliqué for many things like teddies, roofs and Santa' s beard lol. it is my granddaughter's favourite technique. I agree Santa is handsome it is a nice stamp some of the Santa stamps make him look awful. Yes it would be heaven having all those 'Wilson' cards Steph .
Hugs x
Heather T

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Two beautiful cards. One that would be perfect for a little one and the other ... well it would delight anyone.

Happy weekend everyone.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, WOW, WOW, WOW and WOW. YOu certainly have spoilt us today with these gorgeous card, they are terrific and the Grandchildren will love the Santa. Cannot choose a favourite because they both are gorgeous. Have a great weekend.

Love June
xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue 2 lovely cards today thanks
I love the Christmas tree
Denise Hancock X

Jackie Meechan said...

Wow Wow, love both cards. Gorgeous.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Cee Bee said...

Morning Sue, how I love that Santa stamp but I am a little scared of colouring in so I haven't used it yet and I want to make a card for my Dad using it. Maybe its time to bite the bullet? Love the tree also. Good luck to all in the draw
hugs n stuff
Carol B

camelot67 said...

Good Morning Sue,

I meant to mention yesterday that I noticed that you were now over the 4 million mark - congratulations. I do love your 2-fer days as it usually means contrasting designs and once again I'm not disappointed. Two fabulous cards which of course I shall try and emulate to the best of my ability. Thanks for sharing these and I hope you enjoy the rest of your day.
Margaret A.

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Both are fantastic. Santa looks so 3d how did you do that. The tree is very elegant. I live the tartan paper too. I couldn't choose a favourite today xx

Sue Dunn said...

Good morning Sue. Both are fantastic. Santa looks so 3d how did you do that. The tree is very elegant. I live the tartan paper too. I couldn't choose a favourite today xx

Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

Love both cards. Must say though the Santa face is great and makes me feel smiley. X

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - both cards are brilliant. The first one is just great for younger members of the family and the second for the parents! Love them both. Have a good day. Best wishes
YvonneMayxx

Clarissa said...

Both these cards are gorgeous, I can't decide which I like the most so may have to attempt to try them both.
Clarissa. X

Ann said...



Hi Sue

2 Fabulous cards today I just love that Santa stamp your design is so lovely.

I have the Christmas tree die so I will give this one a try later.

Thankyou for your inspiration.

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Joan D said...

Two lovely cards but I favour the Christmas Tree. So beautiful. Xx

Eemeli said...

Love the Santa's beard - it looks very hilarious! :) First card is more to laugh but I think I fancy the second one that is very elegant-looking.

Hugs,
Eemeli

Marion said...

Hi Sue love both cards .i agree santa's beard is great.
Marion H

hazel young said...

Stunning card Sue love them both equally as much xx hazel

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue
WOW my favourite old Santa, but both cards are stunning. they are so beautiful and different.
Hugs
Carol x

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone
The elegant tree does it for me today. Beautiful. I don't dislike Santa but do find my eye drawn to the bow first.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Clare said...

Gorgeous cards, think the tree one is my favourite today, I love the way you've done Santa's beard too.

Clare x

Anne Crawford said...

2 Fabulous Cards! But the second one is my favourite . Well I attempted my interpretation of yesterday's card ,loved doing the faux pearl it is really lovely, I only have the Grand Circles so I used them to make the frame and as I don't have the bauble dies I just used a circle to die cut a very cute topper and then set it up as an easel card , oh and as I didn't have the fir sprigs I used holly sprigs, but it did do your bow and a dazzler Lol !
But it has turned out a beautiful card!

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Both cards are wonderful, but I am a big fan of santas and that one is a perfect example.
Audrey x

hollyberry said...

Love both cards today-they both have their place but if forced to choose then it would have to be the second card for it's elegance.

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the two fer days. Whilst I appreciate the first card, there is something about the Santa that I just don't like. However, the second card is absolutely gorgeous. I love it , so elegant and stylish.

karenlotty said...

Both cards are lovely I can't decide the Father Christmas is the best design I've ever seen & the tree is just gorgeous

Brenda Lello said...

Good morning Sue,
Two very different cards you have given us today, love the Santa anyone would smile if they received this card, The Christmas Tree is very elegant, I made one similar from your designs last year using White on White it was beautiful even if I say so myself! Once again thank you for your wonderful inspiration.
Have a good day, love Brenda xxx

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards today, love them both, the santa stamp is just perfect

Sandy G said...

Hi Sue
Two lovely cards today. My favourite has to be the tree card. I love the colour and the sentiment especially. Thank you for sharing.

gwen70 said...

Two gorgeous cards today, love them both, santa stamp is perfect

lydia jordan said...

Hi Sue,
Two different but equally beautiful cards, I love what you have done to Santa, makes him stand out and your colouring is so good. The tree card is also stunning, can't choose between them. Thank you Sue.
Have a good day.
Lydia
X

hotpotato said...

both lovely cards.

Susan White said...

Both cards are great, but I think the tree tops it for me! Thanks Susan

Micky French said...

Wow another 2 stunning cards, The Santa card is such a fun card my younger grandchildren would love it. The Christmas tree card is so elegant, I think my Mother-in-law would love that one. Thank you so much Sue. xxxxx

Micky French said...

Wow another 2 stunning cards, The Santa card is such a fun card my younger grandchildren would love it. The Christmas tree card is so elegant, I think my Mother-in-law would love that one. Thank you so much Sue. xxxxx

Maryann Laursen said...

Both these cards are amazing Sue. Very different, but still I can´t say which one I like the most, as they´re soo different. I love that Santa stamp, but I also just love the christmastree in 3D, it´s sooo gorgeous. Both are really stunning work hun.
Have a wonderful week-end now.

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Lovely cards, and the Santa one is smiley.Kids would love to look at his face.
I watched the video yesterday and loved it!
LoveMarg

iReneM said...

Two great cards - love the dimension on Santa's beard but have to say the your second card is my favourite :)
x

Ali B said...

HI Sue,
Thank you for two cards today. Both special cards will have to have a go at them.
Alison B. x

Gail said...

I luv both these cards and would be thrilled to receive either of them but I must confess that the gold on gold is one of my favourites - it makes me realise that I do not have a particular style so not really sure what that says about me (I will never hang myself)!! xx GailT xx

Jess Watson said...

Morning Sue, just love both of these cards, I have the Santa stamp and was wondering what I could do with it, thank you for giving me a great idea, I also love the tree, what a treat. Take care, Jess x

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
What a treat, two beautiful cards. Santa is adorable but oh that Christmas Greeks stunning.
Best wishes, Pat

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, two more great designs! I don't know how you do it - every one a winner! you're such an inspiration. Love, Judy M

snowqueen62 said...

Two really lovely cards. I love the beard on Father Christmas I might have some puff paint somewhere I will have to dig it out. Love the elegance of the 3D tree. Superb.
Hugs Sue x

TOB said...

Another 2 of your wonderful treats for us today. Love that santa beard, but do adore the 3d xmas tree. Fab ideas as usual. hugs x

nattyboots said...

Hi Sue

He is a handsome Santa and makes a beautiful tree ,i love his beard ,
but i do favor the tree card ,very pretty and festive .
Elaine H X

deniseann said...

Hi Sue, Christmas magic!! I love both of them. I have last years Holiday tree, i might give it a go.

Anonymous said...

What can I say Sue, but FABULOUS ! Thank you.
ValC xx

nannapat said...

Two fabulous cards and so completely different! I love the Santa card but the tree is just incredibly beautiful. If I made anything as good as this I certainly wouldn't want to give it away! Pat x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Two wonderful hristmas cards and both stunning in very different ways. Love the fuzzy Santa and the Christmas tree one is so elegant.
Many thanks for all your Christmas inspiration.

Love Sheila xx

Jean Z said...

I love both of these card equally, I have bought the Santa stamp and just love it, thanks for the ideas Sue love Jean Z xxxx

Lindsay Martin said...

Two great cards, liquid applique is just what was needed on the first card, really brings him to life, the second is just so classy, two very different cards today x

sharon said...

Good morning Sue
I love the traditional Santa, especially his 3D beard! It would make a great male Christmas card. The tree is beautiful and the colour combination very elegant. Thank you for two more Christmas card ideas.
Hugs Sharon Kirkwood x

pat S Witney said...

Hi Sue

Two lovely Christmas cards today. I love the father Christmas one, but the Christmas tree really makes a statement.. I HAVE QUITE A FEW OF THESE TREES already cut out from last year. So I guess I shall be re-creating your card but with different Christmas trees.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, Two stunning cards tod

Pinky said...

The second one's for me - elegant!

Carol S. said...

Two beautiful cards Sue. Love the Santa image. A real jolly face. Also love the tree! Will have to use last years tree for this one! Have a good weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

nancyd said...

MORNING SUE, TWO STUNNING CARDS TODAY
AS I STARTED IN MY LAST POST BUT LAPTOP
PLAYING UP AGAIN WON'T GO TO LOWER CASE
AGAIN SO ALL BIG PRINT TODAY BUT
I LOVE BOTH CARDS ONE FOR ALL THE YOUNG
ONES AND ONE FOR ADULTS FABULOUS.
NANCYD XX

Debbie Tinks said...

Two lovely cards Sue the 2nd ones my fav thanks X

Pauline A said...

Good Morning Sue,
Both cards are just stunning. I have the Santa stamp but haven't used it YET but he could well be seeing the light of day later. The tree die is so versatile and well worth buying as I have used mine a lot on my cards this year. You do spoil us Sue........but we're worth it!! Have a good weekend. Hugs Pauline A x

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
WOW both of these cards are amazing, I list love the Santa such a jolly old fello full of character. I have been cutting out trees to do a 3d tree - great minds and all that.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

SusanP, Kent said...

Santa's smiling face cheered me up no end this morning! I'm not normally enthusiastic about Santa images but this is one is so delightful and makes a wonderful card. Love the tree too, classic and beautiful.
Sue

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
Two super cards please don't ask us to choose! The colours are so rich and opulent really beautiful love both of them, they are such an inspiration, keep them coming.
Margaret corgi owner

weefortune said...

Loving th3 Xmas Cards thanks for all your inspiration. Have a lovely Day Elaine x

Lacelady said...

Oooh, a twofer! Not sure which I like best, but perhaps the tree is a little in front!

Maid of Kent said...

Good morning Sue 2 beautiful cards. Love them both. But the tree card is my favourite. So elegant. Love white and gold together. Had a go at the recent ornament card and am pleased with it. Crafty hugs Ann x

Jacquie said...

Wow Sue you have excelled yourself today, spoiling us rooton with your delights lol!

Love both of them, love what you have done with Santa s beard and the tree

Beautiful.

Love & Hugs
Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Janice Wallace said...

Hi Sue,
Love them both, just wish I had someone to send them TO ME!!
Love
Janice W

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
REALLY HARD TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THERE TWO CARDS. BOTH SO GOOD .
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

Mac Mable said...

It's great having the two treats today, thank you x Loving Santa's face, isn't he just gorgeous? Love the colours and the style of number two aswell. Just totally different cards and I love them both! Thanks for sharing x Will try my puff embossing powder as I didn't really have any ideas to what I could use it for.

utilitygirl said...

Love Santa, he's fantastic and the Christmas tree card is so elegant
Wonderful!!

Kate's Cards said...

Two beautiful cards and both so different. Feels just like the two sides of Christmas! xx

jane stillman said...

Two fabulous cards Sue, Santa's beard looks great x

sue simonson said...

So fun and so elegant. I have a fun Santa stamp, so I'm going to give it a try and the tree is gorgeous, I covet so many of the dies, I just have to have some on my Christmas list. You make such beautiful cards, thank you again for sharing them and your techniques with us.

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW !!! How fabulous are both these cards !!! I really could not pick my favorite because i just love them both. They are so very different. I really love the Santa card. Santa's face is so sweet and I love the liquid appliqué on his beard and hat. I love the traditional tartan and the christmas colours. That holly die from hc looks fab. Thinking back to my childhood this card, for me, represents a real Traditional Christmas and everything that is exciting, wonderful, and magical about the season. I just love it all !!
I also love that beautiful 3d christmas tree to. It looks elegant and "grown up" !!! The colours you have used on this card are not so traditional but I still think it is equally beautiful to the Santa card. I love the sentiment and background. It looks to me as if the Santa card took a lot more hard work to make.
Two beautiful cards Sue. Thankyou so much for more of your fab inspiration today. Happy crafting every one Love Tres x x x

lynda said...

Two stunning cards they are both very different but equally gorgeous Sue I love the old look of the Santa he is in my mind the image with his chubby face is what children will love.
The tree card is beautiful love the background and what you have done to get the 3D effect you are one clever lady I love all your inspirations thank you so much
Have a lovely weekend Sue.Hugs Lynda Brock xx

Joan Hill said...

Hi Sue,
Two more fab cards, don't you just love this Santa, wonderful, thank you x

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, two fabulous Christmas cards which are so different. Father Christmas is so jolly and makes me smile. I love the dimension you have given him. The Tree card is so elegant and beautiful.

Vie Carter said...

Good morning Sue

love both card - the second is beautiful and so elegant but for me my fav is Santa, this would jolly anyone up who receives it

Love it

Vie
x

Maggie said...

Hello Sue. How do you do it. Two such different cards but equally wonderful. I love the Santa card the best though. xx Maggie (better without a bow.)

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Two fantastic cards, Santa is sooo handsome and traditional, your colouring is amazing and love his 3D beard, the berries are so effective. The second card is so elegant, have the tree die, might have a play later. You are so clever and talented, your inspiration is much appreciated.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

Jill Liddle said...

Love both of these cards. The tree card is just stunning.

lilysmum said...

both cards are beautiful Sue, nice to have the contrast in one post. thanks. x

Janette MacArthur said...

You are so inspirational Sue - love both cards!
Janette xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, I really love both cards, but for me the Christmas Tree card wins hands down!! Hugs Sam xxx

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Love both cards, but think the jolly santa is my favorite.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

suejimbel said...

Hi Sue. Love the Christmas Tree card, especially the embossing, very nice. Thanks for both tho - I shall be trying the Santa's beard! Sue of Worcester

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Sue, Two beautiful cards today, and I really like them both. The first for my 5 grandchildren aged between 5 and 8, and the second one to people I really like as its so beautiful.
X Ros

Sandybee said...

2 excellent cards today Sue, love that santa

xx Sandra

magpie said...

Oh wow, what a fantastic twosome Sue! The Santa one is lovely and a fun card. Love how you've 3-D the beard with the liquid applique. He looks wonderful! The gold and white Christmas tree card is sooo elegant and stunning. I haven't got this die myself but it's lovely that you have this card to show other blog family members of how it can look, which is gorgeous! Hope you are okay Sue and having a wonderful time with the family! take care xx Love Karen xx

Sarpreet said...

Georgous card, i was looking for the samples you did for the Create and Craft show on the weekend, stamp, cut and emboss one. They were recognisably your style of cards, and were gorgeous.

Sarpreet said...

Georgous card, i was looking for the samples you did for the Create and Craft show on the weekend, stamp, cut and emboss one. They were recognisably your style of cards, and were gorgeous.

Jayne S said...

Wow! Two fabulous cards.

craftycarol said...

Afternoon Sue,
I am loving your cards,What lucky girls we are today getting two of your cards to drool over. The santa is my favourite.
Love Carol x

Jane said...

Love both cards Santa is my Favourite.

Jane xx

Gail said...

Hi Sue,
Two super cards! Think the Santa is my preference.
Gail C x

3362 Jan said...

Hi Sue. Not sure about Father Christmas, but card no. 2 is gorgeous, love the colours. Have a great day. Hugs. Jan. xx

Norah McPhee said...

Good afternoon Sue,
Today would be a hard choice as i like the first because of the traditional looking Santa, but i love the 2nd because of the simplicity of it. Both have their high points so today i think i will call a draw.
Love and crafty hugs
Norah

Janice K said...

Loving both designs, the first for a young family and the second for a young couple maybe? Great detail on both. x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Stunning cards, love Santa he's so jolly looking and the tree card is divine.
Donna Jones

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

2 beauties today Sue. The jolly father Christmas would make a lovely childrens card, and the Christmas tree is very elegant. Love them both.

Kind regards :-)

Tina X

Anonymous said...

I don't know how you can keep making such beautiful but totally different cards. The tartan was a fab idea for Santa and your PVA glue dots are so uniform and evenly spaced on your lovely tree card. ...sigh...

Molly D

Karen said...

2 beautiful cards once again. Love the way you have done the beard and the hat on Father christmas
Luv
Karen xx

Laura O said...

number two has my vote although both are fab.Laura O

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Two very beautiful Christmas cards. I have made a few cards with your Santa Stamp for the little ones in the family which will go down a treat i also made Christmas tags with the stamp also.The tree is beautifully elegant Sue
Take care
Hazel G x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
What a treat two for one on a cold and wet Friday. I'm really sorry but I can't choose between them. They are both equally divine in different way. I really must try and get some of that soft gold card it looks fabulous.
Beverley W

CraftyJo said...

Both lovely but I prefer the Christmas Tree one personally. Love the details on Santa's beard.

Shazza said...

love the Santa texture and that Christmas Tree is fabulous x

Judith said...

Two beautiful cards - it was santos beard that really caught my eye - love how you created the texture hugs Judith x

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, another two beauties today, thank you, both are lovely and I wouldn't like to choose between them . Santa looks so traditional just what he would look like and the beautiful ornamental tree is stunning.
Hugs
Jean D

Susan Elwood said...

2 brilliant cards Sue :-)

Tracy Stitt said...

Hi sue. 2 lovely cards. Not so keen on the Santa one but I adore the Xmas tree one it really pops literally! Lol
Love Tracy in killie x

Annie said...

A double delight! Santa comes to life with the appliqué and the tartan is lovely. Second card is gorgeous. You are a continuing wonder, Sue!!
Hugs Annie x

Sandy H said...

Two super cards. The tree card is my favourite.

Helen Barker said...

They are both fabulous cards,love this Santa stamp but No 2 is just so elegant.
Helen Bx

Barbara said...

Both gorgeous cards and both totally different styles. Have made the tree card with the spellbinder holiday tree after seeing you demo it on C&C!!!

cmu said...

the second is my fave. Just love the 3D tree and the colours.

greendragon said...

Love the traditional colours of the Santa card. So elaborate, I guess this is one for close family and friends!

Diane Mortimer said...

Both cards are to my taste, I love the first one, as it has lots of lovely little xmas elements to combine and make a magical card, love the accented holly leaves with the sparkle!
The second card is similar to one I have done myself, using the 2012 holiday tree to create a 3D tree focal point.
Diane from Glasgow xx